In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. It is the on-demand availability of computer systems resources, especially data storage. International Business Machines (IBM Corp.) is one of the biggest players in the industry of cloud computing. The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeiTY) has empaneled the company as its full Cloud Service Provider (CSP), Business Insider reported. IBM infrastructure is currently powering three out of five Public Sector Banks and apart from that it has also collaborated with Ministry of Education and NITI Aayog on SamShiksha, from Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture supporting farmers in Karnataka and also its AI Curriculum is present in almost 160 CBSE schools which is being accessed by 12,000 students.
The company has also launched IBM Cloud Satellite to boost Hybrid Cloud ambition in India. This will bring a secured, unifying layer of cloud services for clients across environments, regardless of where their data resides, would help clients achieve low latency, while still enabling them to have the same levels of security and data privacy. IBM said that team at India Labs played an important role in delivering IBM Cloud Satellite features. With this, clients can deploy cloud services securely in any environment and in any public cloud, private cloud, on-premises, or at the edge. This would further help in achieving increased efficiency for services such as online learning, remote work, telehealth services as they shift their operations to the cloud.
IBM is also extending Watson Anywhere with the availability of IBM Cloud Pak for Data as a Service with IBM Cloud Satellite. This would give clients a flexible, secure way to run their AI and analytics workloads as services across any environment, said the company.
Last month, MeiTY had launched ‘Quantum Computing Applications Lab’ in association with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The lab would provide quantum computing as a service to Government Ministries and Departments, including sectors of healthcare, agriculture, and aerospace engineering.
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